Monday, April 30, 2007

Terry Schiavo case still hurting Republicans



Small County Coalition Convention

Small County Coalition Convention May 19-20 here is the agenda
The Convention is at Santa Fe Community College .
 We are hoping all of Florida will come out and support the Small County Coalition. Our Dinner will be on the 19th . Please send me a email for reservation on your dinner tickets asp. Everyone is welcome. We will be offering a lot of training for all DEC and CLUB people you do not have to be a officers to come all officers are ask to come. The Dinner tickets are 45.00 and I need to hear from you ASP.
, Best Western off of I-75 in Gainesville is where you may get a discount Room
Arredondo Room,
4th Floor,
Reitz Student Union,
University of Florida,
Saturday, May 19, 2007 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
Small County Coalition Convention
Santa Fe Community College
3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
10:00 AM        Welcome and Opening Statements
10:30 AM        You, Me and the FDP – How our counties matter in the FDP.
·         Structure of the Florida Democratic Party
o        Governing Body of the FDP
o        Central Committee of the FDP
o        Standing Committees of the FDP
o        Coalition and Caucuses of the FDP
o        Democratic National Committee (DNC)
·         Local DEC
o        State Statues
o        Structure
o        Required Committees
o        Democratic Clubs
o        What we do.
12:00 PM         Lunch
 1:00 PM          Analysis of the 2006 Elections
                        What went right – what went wrong
 2:00 PM          First VAN Training Session - Beginners - Ben King Database Dir. FDP
 2:00 PM          Campaign 2008 Requirements of Small Counties
·         Targets and targeted voters
·         Absentee/Early Voters
·         Open Discussion – Needs and roles of Small Counties in relation to                          State campaign
3:15 PM          Break
3:30 PM         State Compliance Requirements – Millie Smith DEC liaison FDP
4:30 PM         Small County Grant Programs - Yes You Can get $2,500.00 from the FDP
5:00 PM         Break for Dinner
7:00 PM –      Arredondo Room, 4th Floor, Reitz Student Union, University of Florida,
  9:00 PM      Saturday, May 19, 2007 - Speakers Senator Dave Aronberg,      Representative Charles Chestnut
Sunday May 20th
10:00 AM       Second VAN training Session – Advanced- Ben King Database Dir. FDP
10:00 AM       Open Discussion – Direction of Small County Coalition
o        Is the SCC the vehicle for increasing the Democratic Vote in small counties?
o        Should small counties align themselves more closely with their larger regional counties?
o        How can small counties work effectively for state and Federal candidates
11:30 AM       Break
11:45 AM       The Democratic National Convention – How can we get our county    members as delegates to the convention?
12: 45 PM      Lunch
  1:30 PM       District Breakout Sessions
o        Meet, interact, and connect with members from your SCC Regional Districts.
                2:30 PM     Closing Session and Remarks
                3:00 PM     Adjourn

Linda C Spencer
Vice Chair of the Small County Coalition
State Committeewoman of Nassau County
573706 Lessie Road
Hilliard, Fl 32046

Re-Posted By: Ron Mills
By Request Of Linda Spencer- Vice Chair


Thursday, April 26, 2007

A Very Bad Week For Tom Feeney

Pay To Play
Jason Roe, Tom Feeney's former chief of staff who had left to serve as deputy campaign manager for Mitt Romney, abruptly resigned from Romney's campaign yesterday. So said this piece from the Hotline in which the campaign cited "familial obligations."
As you saw from the post below, Roe is connected to the FBI's current interest in the Jack Abramoff case -- as it is e-mails from him to me, as well as the St. Petersburg Times, in which the FBI has expressed interest.


The Switcherro

UPI/Washington Times Headline Blames Abramoff for Misreported Cost of Feeney's Trip...
Given this morning's Fox "News"/AP switcheroo, here's a bit of headline bait-and-switch that's at least as nifty from UPI and Washington Times tonight (both owned by Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church):
The same headline/article is currently on UPI's website as well.
What next, Mark Foley as a "Democrat"? Oh, wait, never mind...Been there, done that.


Pay To Play

  • The pay-to-play K Street Project continues to thrive in Washington.
  • DeLay's infamous pay-to-play system between lobbyists and government officials, the K Street Project, continues to thrive, despite House Minority Leader John Boehner's (R-OH) promise to dismantle it. Although Abramoff is already in prison, his network of government cronies continues to be uncovered. On Tuesday, the Justice Department convicted the 11th person in the Abramoff investigation. Mark Zachares, former aide to Rep. Don Young (R-AK), "pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting tens of thousands of dollars in gifts" from Abramoff. The court documents contained bad news for Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL), who is listed as "Representative #3" and now being questioned by FBI officials. Feeney is one of three House members who accompanied Abramoff to lavish golf trips in Scotland.


    Tuesday, April 17, 2007

    Florida is next to last in amount of young people who volunteer

    Florida is next to last in amount of young people who volunteer, study says


    Stop Global Warming College Tour

    Stop Global Warming College Tour: Gainesville

    After a great night at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, we ended our first week of the Stop Global Warming College Tour with an uncontrollable giggle fit ten minutes before going live on Real Time with Bill Maher. And, when we say uncontrollable, we're not kidding. We're talking tears, running mascara, and hyperventilating.
    To the great relief of the entire crew, who were sweating bullets, we got it together just as the red light went on. Incidentally, the four stages of a giggle fit are as follows: an innocent chuckle, snowballing into hilarity, spiraling into an all-out panic, and resulting in a "deer in headlight" fear that we weren't going to pull it together in time. On that note, we split up for the weekend. Suffice it to say, Laurie and I went through withdrawals. Thank God for blackberries.
    During our time away from the tour, Laurie spent her one day off in a rare extreme Nor'easter that devastated the east coast with rain and flooding, while Sheryl spent her one day off in a snow storm in Nashville. Ahem...ahem. It took us all of three seconds to reconnect Monday morning at the University of Florida at Gainesville.... so much so, that we picked up exactly where we left off. Giggling, to the frustration of the very patient Today Show producer who had to keep saying "cut."
    Today was one of those days when we were filled with hope that the message was clear that the issue of global warming was not a political one! This was hammered home when the Republican Governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, went out of his way to participate in our press conference, as well as to attend the event. This governor has talked more about global warming in his first 100 days in office, than the former governor did in his eight years in office. Florida finds itself in the middle of two volatile coal fights, the main one of concern being one of the largest coal plants proposed in the United States, the aforementioned being located right next to the Everglades. How insane is that? After playing for an enthusiastic audience of 2,500 Floridian students, it was more than evident that there is near unanimous opposition to new coal plants in the state of Florida. And, since the Governor was sitting front and center, he heard the crowd's message loud and clear.
    Another great day on the Stop Global Warming College Tour...let the giggling continue.
    Laurie and Sheryl


    Wednesday, April 11, 2007

    Tuesday, April 10, 2007

    Take to the Streets

    Take to the Streets April 28th to Change America!

    50 State Canvass The days of a do-nothing Republican Congress are over, but the days of a disastrous Republican Presidency aren't quite over yet. The Democratic majority in the US House and Senate stood with the American people, passing a bill that would both fund our troops and begin the process to bring them home. President Bush's impending veto of the Iraq War supplemental bill is an insult to the majority of Americans who voted for change in November and to the brave men and women who risk their lives everyday for our country. It's clear that President Bush sees no end in sight. America needs to elect a Democratic president in 2008 so we can bring our troops home. It's time to take action now. Sign up to take part in the Democratic National Organizing Day on April 28 at Our regional directors will help to organize events in the coming weeks to get the Democratic message out across the state.


    Republican Leader Shows Integrity

    Knew that headline would get your attention. We speak here of Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who last Thursday approved a measure to restore voting rights to an estimated 950,000 Floridian ex-felons, about 9 percent of the voting-age population of the Sunshine State. Crist's initiative has political observers scratching their heads. How much of a political impact could it have?


    Flagg Raises Campaign Banner in Florida’s 22nd

    GOP's Flagg Raises Campaign Banner in Florida's 22nd

    Florida Republican Marc Flagg, a former Navy pilot whose parents were killed on the plane that crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, will challenge freshman Democratic Rep. Ron Klein in the state's 22nd District. [Read More]